A quack doctor who specializes in terminating pregnancies has been arrested by the Oyo State Police Command after he aborted a 5-months-old pregnancy that almost caused the death of the 23-year-old lady identified as Barakat.
The 26-year-old suspect, Johnson Akilapa, according to the reports, had been operating as doctor for many years even though he had no prior training in the medical profession.
While parading the suspect, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Leye Oyebade, said Akilapa offered to terminate Barakat’s pregnancy after her lover denied responsibility and the process left the lady in critical condition and she had to be rushed to the University College Hospital, Ibadan, where she is presently battling for her life.
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“The abortion was carried out in the suspect’s one apartment which served as clinic located in a slum at the Sasa Area of Ibadan. Shortly after the abortion, the victim developed serious complications which resulted in her being admitted at the UCH where she is presently lying ill.
Investigation revealed that the fake doctor, a Secondary School Leaving Certificate holder, was only trained as a paramedic nurse and a first aid giver.
In spite of his limited knowledge of medicine, the suspect was consistently treating unsuspecting patients who mistook him for a qualified doctor.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects are two pieces of stethoscopes, two pieces of Plaster of Paris bandages, four pairs of hand gloves, injection and syringe,” Oyebade told journalists.
Akilapa who admitted to the crime, said he trained as a paramedic nurse in Port Harcourt.
“It was one Azeez that brought Barakat to my house for the abortion. It was after taking some pills that she developed the complication. I am regretting my actions now. I am only looking for a means of survival.”
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